About health care in Dalarna



Dalarna County Council

Box 712 S-791 29 Falun, Sweden 023-49 00 00 landstinget.dalarna@ltdalarna.se

The health care system offers an excellent health care to the local population. The main actors in the local health care are the primary health care units, emergency clinics, internal medicine clinics, geriatric clinics and the outpatient clinics representing the highly specialized health care.

District healthcare centres (Vårdcentral)

There are district healthcare centres in almost every municipality. They are the base of the whole system. Dalarna is a large county and sparsely populated in the northern parts. The more sparsely populated areas have a special demand on the capacity to offer excellent healthcare.

Registered nurses, nursing assistants and general practitioners in the district healthcare centres take care off a broad range of needs and are responsible for consultation and treatment. The healthcare centres also work with preventive care and have sometimes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) therapists and palliative care.

All residents are registered with the healthcare center of their own choice, mostly the nearest. This is the first point of contact for medical assistance. Healthcare centers provide a wide variety of medical consulting and treatment. General professionals, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, physio- and psychiotherapists and many other professionals provide an excellent service.

Our healthcare centres are also connected with the National Health Care Advisory Service help line 1177.

Learn more about the district healthcare centres in Dalarna

General Hospitals

The more serious medical cases are referred to one of the county hospitals. The hospital in Falun (Falu Lasarett) is the biggest hospital in the county and can provide mostly everything. Beside that, we also cooperate with the university clinics in Uppsala, Västerås and Stockholm. Falun is a maximum care hospital.

Learn more about the hospitals in Dalarna